Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 June 2012

368 Pages | 20 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199541683

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The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind

Hitler, Hess, and the Analysts

Daniel Pick

  • The story of how psychoanalysis was used in the struggle against Nazi Germany - told by a historian and practising psychoanalyst
  • Closely follows the British psychoanalytical interrogation of Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, following his bizarre capture in 1941
  • Weaves together Allied attempts to understand Hess and Hitler with the wider attempt to understand the pathology of Nazism and its hold over the German people
  • Shows how Freud's famous 'talking cure' was harnessed to the wartime needs of military intelligence